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In UK alone, 1,000 people get infected with Scabies in a month. It has been observed that the disease affects more people in urban areas. More often it is seen in children and women, than men. Scabies can take two forms, the normal Scabies and the advanced manifestation i.e. Norwegian scabies. Read on to know […]

Yes, it’s a very communicable skin infection. The scabies mite can survive outside the body of the host for about 48 to 72 hours only. They die a natural death after that and the process is technically called self contamination. The infection will exist in all the regions that were in touch with the infected […]

Lice live on the scalp of humans and attach their larvae to the hair strands. Scabies mites live underneath the skin and burrow tunnels to lay eggs. That’s the basic difference but there’s a whole lot more. Let’s read on a little more about these two infections – 1. Is It Lice Or Scabies? If […]

Scabies is spread only when a person comes in close contact with an infected person. Any skin to skin contact or sharing of common items can lead to an infestation. Getting scabies after using a public pool? Well, let’s find out! A quick handshake or an informal hug will not necessarily spread Scabies from one […]

Scabies is a common disease that affects millions of people globally. There is no particular race or social strata that get more affected than the other.   Scabies is an infestation of the skin that is caused by the Scabies mite.  Scabies infection is spread by direct skin to skin contact. WHO estimates that there […]

Not every skin infection or allergy can be considered scabies. This skin disease is easily distinguished with its apparent rashes especially in areas around hands, feet, arms, legs and groin. These symptoms gradually grow in a period of four weeks and by that time, can develop as something severe.           If there is an uncontrollable itch […]

Are you worried about reddish rashes on your skin? Can’t guess whether its scabies, shingles or bedbugs? Here’s an easy guide to take you through the differences between the three of them and the initial symptoms of each. Shingles, scabies and bedbugs are very different from each other. Apart from the fact that they cause […]

If your friends and co-workers have scabies, you can isolate them for a while, but what do you do when your partner has scabies? Don’t fret, this is a difficult time for them, and you can be of great help. If your partner has scabies, you’ve got to be very careful that you don’t end […]

Scabies is a mite-borne disease that is contagious and hence might spread to anyone who’s physically in contact with the infected person. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of the person or be there for him/her. Proper care and kind words are a part of the treatment as well. Scabies is a type […]

Being a contagious disease, it is mandatory to stop any kind of physical contact with the person suffering from scabies. And, when it is your partner who’s suffering from such, there’s a good chance you’ll get infected too if no precautionary measures are taken. Maintaining a safe distance, both physically and sexually, is mandatory. Scabies […]